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During the era that social media and smartphones has risen, depression and stress among young people has also risen. Roy James Shakespeare/Getty Images hide caption

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A Rise In Depression Among Teens And Young Adults Could Be Linked To Social Media Use

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Spravato, the brand name for esketamine, a newly approved option for treatment-resistant depression. Janssen Pharmaceutica hide caption

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FDA Approves Esketamine Nasal Spray For Hard-To-Treat Depression

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New recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force call for doctors to identify patients at risk of depression during pregnancy or after childbirth and refer them to counseling. Adene Sanchez/Getty Images hide caption

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To Prevent Pregnancy-Related Depression, At-Risk Women Advised To Get Counseling

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If You're Often Angry Or Irritable, You May Be Depressed

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For Furloughed Worker, Isolation, Hit To Self-Worth Hurt As Much As Lost Pay

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Migrant Kids Survive Hardship To Reunite With Parents. Then What?

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We Just 'Fell Back' An Hour. Here Are Tips To Stay Healthy During Dark Days Ahead

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Houses lie at the base of Colorado National Monument. The school district in Grand Junction knows it could take years to see whether their efforts towards suicide prevention have worked. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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How One Colorado Town Is Tackling Suicide Prevention — Starting With The Kids

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A New Prescription For Depression: Join A Team And Get Sweaty

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Some research suggests that having multiples increases a parent's risk of mental health concerns — like depression and anxiety — before and after the children are born. Don't be afraid to admit it, parents advise. Emotional support can help. Terry Vine/Getty Images hide caption

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These PET scans show the normal distribution of opioid receptors in the human brain. A new study suggests ketamine may activate these receptors, raising concern it could be addictive. Philippe Psaila/Science Source hide caption

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Panel: Doctors Should Focus On Preventing Depression In Pregnant Women, New Moms

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Girard Children's Community Garden in Washington, D.C. was created on a vacant lot and is now a thriving community space for neighborhood kids, many of whom are from low-income communities of color. Pearl Mak/NPR hide caption

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Replacing Vacant Lots With Green Spaces Can Ease Depression In Urban Communities

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